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476 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Also, yet another very cool game-night photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) Blame Michael Kostka all you want, and he made two of the worst plays you will ever see. But the Rangers’ defensive breakdowns were massive.…

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62 Islanders 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers outshot the Islanders, 43-27, in the contest. New York was credited with 21 shots on goal in the second period, which is the most they have recorded since they registered 22…

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583 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Islanders at Rangers. Ya boys need to get it together pretty quickly here. As I said in my preview video (above), the last two games were worse and worser. They play the second of four in a row and 14 of 19 at the Garden, where last…

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182 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden…

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203 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Happy Columbus Day. Click here for a photo gallery that is far better than that game deserved, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was a top-to-bottomer. Actually, a couple of guys played well. But the big guys, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi … and many others? P.U. 2) If…

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12 Maple Leaves 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Maple Leaves 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers registered 38 shots on goal in the contest. 17 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal, and ten skaters registered at least two shots on goal in…

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469 Maple Leaves at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys play their home opener, with some of their retired-numbers guys in the house, and a new banner in the ceiling for their first (real) Garden game since Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. They come off a bad 5-2 loss…

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87 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to see another great photo gallery from last night’s game, at lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I thought Columbus Day was Monday, not Saturday. The Blue Jackets are a good team, and they play really hard and come at you and all that. Given. But the Rangers probably lose that…

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532 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Rangers at Blue Jackets. The undefeated Rangers visit Rick Nash’s old haunt. Nash is on pace for 164 goals and 246 points, which would both be records. Cam Talbot starts in goal, so Henrik Lundqvist gets the home opener Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leaves. Tanner Glass…

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739 Rangers at Blues … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Rangers at Blues. Ya boys set out to duplicate and surpass what they did last season. Tall task. But they are as good or better than they were last year, theoretically anyway. They leap right back onto the horse with three games in four nights, a visit…

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92 Captain Ryan McDonagh: The obvious choice

Here’s my column from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The choice had been pretty obvious since, well, since the Rangers’ captaincy went vacant with the trade of Ryan Callahan last March. Yeah, the Rangers had other players who would have made perfectly good captains. But Ryan McDonagh was the…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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